Monday, November 10, 2008

I Finally Got One!

So, this weekend saw me make a big purchase. One I've been planning to get for a while now.

I bought a Blu-Ray player!

I went with Panasonic's new 35K, Blu-Ray live player. That's the one I've been eyeing for over a month now. Circuit City seems to be the only place around here to have it, and they were offering 10% off your first purchase if you open a Circuit City card, so I did.

As you can imagine, I spent a lot of time this weekend playing with it. So far, I'm very happy with it. I compared a couple movies side by side, and you can really see the difference. Blu-Ray is so much sharper and clearer. I haven't noticed much difference in the way of sound, but that could be my system. Frankly, I'm not even sure how to play with it.

But now I've got to resist the urge to buy more Blu Ray movies. I have so many I want to get. But they are so expensive. If I can just wait a little while, I know the prices will start to drop. But patience has never been a virtue I have.

Saturday night, I did leave my player behind and go hang out at Kurt and Kellie's for a while. Kurt wanted to have some friends over to play the new Guitar Hero. The new one isn't any better than the old one. Translation, even with singing and drums, I still hate it. It would probably help if I knew and liked some of the songs on it. On the other hand, it was nice to hang out with the gang, some of whom I haven't seen for quite a while.

My uncle and aunt came through town on Sunday, so they called me up, and we had lunch. It was great to see them.

When I got up Friday morning, I thought I'd spend some time reading this weekend, but all this stuff came up after that. Needless to say, I hardly touched my book. Or the collection of Mickey Mouse shorts I'm supposed to be watching to review on Mickey's 80th birthday next week. I guess there's always next weekend.


Anonymous said...

Circuit City, eh? Better make sure that puppy works and has zero flaws -- just in case they end up shutting down after Christmas. I think they will.

Anonymous said...

FYI, for the sound, I think you need the right kind of cables. That is what I needed for the PS3.

Mark Baker said...

They are still on track to open a new store here in town, so we'll see.

Anonymous said...

I thought they were suspending new store openings. Hopefully they don't go away. We got one here in Manteca last year and I have started to like it more and more -- usually can get some good deals on DVDs and stuff on first release. Plus the electronics guys usually know their product.

Congrats on the purchase though. I finally bought my first Blu-Ray movie for the PS3 -- Sleeping Beauty. Plan to buy all future Disney releases that way.

John Smith said...

Nice Blog

Ryan said...

blue ray... nice!

Leslie said...

I know you were looking forward to getting a player back when its was announced that Enchanted would have extra stuff on the blue-ray. Did you watch that one, and more importantly, was the extra stuff worth it :)

Mark Baker said...

Enchanted was the first one I watched. Still working my way through the extra I really wanted to watch.